Award Date

5-2009

Degree Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering

Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering

First Committee Member

Jacimaria Batista, Chair

Second Committee Member

Thomas Piechota

Third Committee Member

David E. James

Fourth Committee Member

Dick Tandy

Graduate Faculty Representative

Jeffery Q. Shen

Number of Pages

363

Abstract

This research focuses on two issues in enhanced biological phosphorus removal (EBPR). The first issue encompasses the effect of the type of carbon sources (i.e. volatile fatty acids and non volatile fatty acids) on the microbiology of EBPR. The second issue deals with the influence of denitrification on EBPR. Few studies have been performed to investigate these two issues. The recent findings on these areas are summarized below to establish the knowledge gaps this dissertation attempted to address. Details on the specific findings can be found in the literature review portion of this proposal.

Keywords

Carbon; Denitrification; Microbiology; Sewage—Purification—Phosphate removal; Sewage—Purification—Biological treatment

Disciplines

Civil and Environmental Engineering | Environmental Microbiology and Microbial Ecology | Environmental Sciences | Microbiology | Water Resource Management

Language

English

Comments

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